Cowie Primary School

Painted base

Reused containers

Pupils' artwork

Every garden has a story to tell about the people who helped make it, the challenges faced, solutions found, lessons learned and the unexpected pleasures along the way.  Big goals for bugs! A garden of 17 Global Goals for happy minibeasts works beautifully to remind us of the aims of the Global Goals for people. Which is your favourite?  Here is Cowie Primary School's Pocket Garden Story in their own words.

After celebrating our success, we began looking at our design against the judges tips! We all agreed to try and alter our base, but wanted to keep our S shape and a circle base. We needed to get our thinking caps on!

Our teacher found an old unwanted foot stool which we have used to make our base- now it can even spin! We chose to put our bug house at the base so all the bugs can work together to build their community working in partnership to become ultimate 'global bug goals'!

We began planting seedlings for our garden and kept them in a mini greenhouse, but as you can see by our chives some over grew, but we are giving their 'crazy hair' a trim to make sure they are smart for show day!

We have been upcycling materials for our garden structure; such as our amazing painted pots, which were old plastic pots found in our school shed, a plastic bottle for the bird feeder and old plastic bags for our jelly fish. We were also very lucky to have a local builder find a buddleia growing in someone's gutter, which is now going fabulously and taking pride of place on top of our structure for all the bugs to enjoy!

Haircut time!


Another jellyfish

Painting pots

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Each Pocket Garden celebrates one of the seventeen Global Goals. The Goals aim to protect our planet and improve the lives of people everywhere. Cowie Primary School's Pocket Garden looks at relationships between all the Goals.

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